According to a company blog post published this afternoon, Uber will now be performing federal and county background checks on all new drivers in American markets. The company will also be running federal and county checks for all current drivers who[...]
According to VentureBeat, Disney will be launching a 'Disney Accelerator' incubator program in partnership with TechStars, with the goal of training and funding 10 early-stage consumer and entertainment startups each quarter. Startups will receive $1[...]
This just in: media moguls like to lie about traffic.
Earlier today, Gawker writer Adam Weinstein criticized Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson for changing an article about BuzzFeed's surging traffic to reflect the positive affects of their heav[...]
Yahoo has acquired New York city-based 'social diary' startup Wander for upwards of $10 million, according to TechCrunch.
Wander's primary app, 'Days,' allows users to package a series of videos and photographs into a single storyline called a 'Da[...]
A recent Business Insider piece highlights the precipitous traffic decline of viral content sites like Upworthy, ViralNova and Elite Daily, with the morale being 'investing in journalism pays off.'
We're not so sure about that one.
Bill Keller, the former executive editor of The New York Times, announced Sunday that he will be leaving his current position as Times columnist to take the editor in chief position at The Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism startup primarily re[...]
Spanish security researcher Jamie Sanchez has published a vulnerability of Snapchat which, if exploited, could overload inboxes and disable user smartphones.
The 'denial-of-service' attack would take advantage of Snapchat's 'token' system of ident[...]
HBO has released a 30-second trailer for Mike Judge's new comedy series, 'Silicon Valley.'
Considering Judge's near impeccable track record -- "Beavis and Butthead," "Office Space" and "King of the Hill" are all generational touchstones -- there's[...]
Earlier this week, AOL unleashed its 'Digital Prophet' (official job title) David Shing onto MSNBC's 'The Cycle' for a short discussion on technology and the future.
The title 'Digital Prophet' is misleading -- Shing is unlikely to have any actual[...]
According to TechCrunch, PressFriendly has launched its press-outreach platform, specifically targeting the PR struggles of startups and seeking to disrupt traditional agencies.
Founder Joel Andren was also a co-founder of BitCasa, and head of mar[...]
Valleywag has taken the time to scroll through Secret -- an anonymous mobile message and gossip board -- and find some of Silicon Valley's biggest sh*t talkers. Granted, one should be skeptical of anything 'anonymous' online*, but if the following 'S[...]
One Kings Lane, a home-good ecommerce site, raised a $112 million funding round last week led by Mousse Ventures, with participation from Scripps Networks Interactive, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management and others, according [...]